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Ottumwa Courier (Newspaper) - May 5, 1990, Ottumwa, Iowa Sports rap Southern Iowa Ottumwa Bank robbery suspects plead innocent Story Page 3 entertainment what s hot on television this week showcase inside Trade talks fail Story Page 2 softball team splits Story Page 11 Southern Iowa a Best newspaper a Ca id Iwlew a a the Cincinnati reds beat the St. Louis cardinals 8-3 Friday night handing John Tudor his first loss. A a the red sox acquired right handed slugger Tom Brunansky from St. Louis in Exchange for reliever Lee Smith on Friday. Page 11 courier photo by Jim Haman the rain on Friday. The Ottumwa area received just Over an Inch of rain. African rivals Start peace talks the Ottumwa # courier saturday May 5, 1990 20 pages 35 cents Ottumwa Iowa Mother Goose Mother Goose leads her Young goslings across the Road in Ottumwa Park in Cape town South Africa apr the government and the african National Congress said Friday they will work together for the first time to Stop political violence and Clear the Way for talks on ending White minority Rule. President . De Klerk and Anc Leader Nelson Mandela looking relaxed and confident after the three Days of talks said the preliminary discussions were an important step toward giving South africans Black majority a share of Power. A it is the realization of a dream for which we have worked patiently and consistently a Mandela said after the first talks Ever Between the Anc and government. In a joint communique the sides said a a working group will be created to try to end obstacles to full negotiations on changing the Constitution. In a major clause the communique said the government a reiterates its commitment to work toward lifting the nearly 4-year-old state of . De Klerk Nelson Mandela emergency. The lifting of the emergency is one of the Ancus demands before constitutional negotiations can begin. The communique indicated the delegations made Progress on most other issues As Well. Among them it said the government will consider a urgently granting temporary immunity from prosecution to Anc executive members in exile. This would enable them to return to South Africa to help end political violence. The granting of immunity to Anc exiles has been another demand of the african National Congress. A i regard what is contained in this document As an important breakthrough in the peaceful process we want to take place in South Africa a de Klerk said. He said no agreement had been made on further talks but the working group would report by May 21 and both sides hoped for Quick Progress. In Washington the United states hailed the a courageous decision by the sides to work toward further talks. This weeks talks were an attempt to Clear obstacles standing in the Way of formal negotiations on changing the Constitution to give the Black majority a voice in National affairs. In addition to lifting the state of emergency the Anc wants the release of All political prisoners and the return from exile of top Anc officials without fear of Navy blew its inquiry Norfolk a. A the skipper of the Iowa retired Friday with a broadside at the Navy saying it bungled an investigation into the explosion that killed 47 sailors aboard the battleship last year. Capt. Fred p. Moosally said investigators paid too much attention to the Navy a image and put too much Stock in unsubstantiated information. The investigators concluded that the explosion in a gun Turret had been set off by a suicidal Seaman. A it is too bad the Iowa investigation team consisted of managers a and apparently not very Good managers at that a people More concerned about determining whether the paperwork was done than if people were properly trained a Moosally said during the change of command ceremony for the world War in Era battleship. Moosally a broadside his first Public comments on the Navy investigation into the april 19, 1989, explosion brought Praise from family members of some of the victims. A a in be been waiting for this Day because i was hoping and praying that the Man will really speak his mind about the Accident a Kathy Kubicina said in a Telephone interview from her Home in Cleveland. A this is just great news. In a thrilled to death. For the Captain of the ship to say it was inadequate that really tells a lot a said Kubicina whose brother gunners mate Clayton Hartwig was accused in the Navy report of being the most Likely cause of the explosion. Hartwig was among the dead. A Navy spokesman in Washington it. Mark Walker defended the investigation but said the Captain is entitled to express his opinions. A capt. Moosally a criticism of the manner in which the Iowa investigation was conducted reflects his personal opinion a Walker a in capt. Fred Moosally said. A the investigating officer rear adm. Richard Milligan and his team were extremely thorough and professional throughout the investigation in the face of a formidable Milligans credentials included leadership experience As a commanding officer of an Iowa class battleship and four other ships during his 30 years in the Navy we Alker said. A i leave this subject by asking a question which others must answer. How could this have happened in our Navy the explosion. Was a dual tragedy. Forty seven men died and 1,500 survivors were made victims when they should have been heros a Moosally said. A my heart goes out to Captain Moosally. There never was a More genuine Man a said Darleen Schelin whose son Geoffery died in the explosion. A i give him All the credit in the world because of the kind of Leader he was. He inspired his men with a genuine concern for them As Well As for the Job he had to do a she said by Telephone from her Home in Eltoro Calif. The Navy a report said Hartwig was disgruntled and suicidal about How the Navy had treated him for promotion and assignments. It brought a storm of protest from some of the families and triggered two congressional inquiries into the investigation. United Federal told to boost capital by John Stang courier staff writer Ottumwa a customers should not be affected by United Federal savings Bank shunt for investors to Shore up its assets to Federal standards the thrifts president said. A it probably wont affect the customers at All depending on How everything is structured a United Federal president Donald Cook said. United Federal needs to find investors in the next three or four months who Are willing to pump in $25 million of new capital Cook said. The . Office of Thrift supervision a a suggested that the Des Moines based United Federal find the investors because it failed to meet new Federal regulations addressing its assets Cook said. Cook does not want to sell the a amp a. A that is an option but we re not seriously looking at it a Cook said. A a we re looking for investors for the Bank As it a . Office of Thrift supervision spokesman said the Agency is not allowed to discuss individual thrifts. United Federal is Iowa a second largest a amp a with almost $1 billion in assets. It has seven Des a bowing out departing a amp a Boss l. William Seidman says costs to clean up the Industry will exceed original estimates. Story Page 2 Moines offices and 23 branches scattered throughout Iowa. Southern Iowa branches Are located in Ottumwa Fairfield Oskaloosa Centerville Bloomfield and Sigourney. United Federal s Hunt for investors stems from the Federal institutions Reform recovery and enforcement act of 1989. The act states an a amp los assets must meet three tests. United Federal failed All three. Cook said. The a amp a was meeting Federal requirements for the new Law when it went into effect. Cook said. The new tests Are a having a tangible capital ratio of at least 1.5 percent. United Federal a tangible capital ratio is minus .6 percent. A having its Core capital at least at 3 percent of / its assets. United Federal s Core capital is at .6 percent. A meeting several risk based capital standards. A no one really understands this a said Cook adding the standards fluctuate from Quarter to Quarter. Cook said United Federal needs $25 million to bring it up to All of the new Federal standards. United Federal submitted a plan to the office of Thrift supervision stating it wanted to raise the Money through its own investments. Cook said this plan would raise the Money in 34 years. The office of Thrift supervision a said we had to do it in three or four months a Cook said. A by then we need to find those investors who can add capital to our Bank. We done to have to have the transactions done a potential investors include others amp is Banks and holding companies. A i think there Are a number of people with the funds who Are willing to do it. In a really confident Well be Able to raise the additional funds a Cook said. Cook did not know How Many accounts Are in Ottumwa but he said the Ottumwa Branch has a roughly $50 million in deposits. Osky mayor brings Home Low Marks by Dave Pitt courier Oskaloosa Bureau City officials were rated on a i to to scale with to being the Best. They were graded on Community mindedness stewardship courteous Ness effectiveness fairness and performance. Keldermans grades were considerably lower than Council members. His highest Marks were for Community mindedness. He earned a 3.02 rating out of a possible to. Kelderman got a 2.15 average Grade for effectiveness his lowest Grade. Other grades for the first term mayor were below three. A i still think its a real Good idea a Kelderman said. A a it san Opportunity for the Public to give us some input but we need to be careful of the significance we place on something As unscientific As third Ward councilman Rick Bryan had the Best Grade card scoring above eight in four of the six categories. His highest score was tor courteous Ness for which he rated an 8.21 average. Among the Council members Jimmy Carter scored lowest in All the categories. His lowest score was 4.31 for fairness and his highest was a 5.71 for courteous Ness. Kelderman said the Low scores for Carter and himself reflect their conservative stands. A the people who did reply have indicated there Are two very conservative Council people a he said a they have singled us out As being conservative but it has nothing to do with the possibility of being Kelderman said the report cards will be issued each Quarter a was Long As the Council wants rating Oskaloosa officials Chart shows average scores on a scale of one to ten from 44 report it cards returned. Up / by up / yet flt can Harold Kelderman 3.02 2.98 2.92 2.15 2.42 2.27 Dan Nance 7.40 7.16 8.20 7.10 7.60 8.10 Jim Ide 7.46 7.40 7.76 7.19 7.33 7.85 Rick Bryan 7.87 8.03 8.21 7.84 8.06 8.18 Jim Blomgren 7.15 6.87 7.60 6.96 7.38 7.50 Jimmy Carter 5.00 4.85 5.71 4.54 4.54 4.31 Tom Jiminez 7.24 7.35 7.65 7.13 7.48 7.58 Ken Rexroth 7.11 7.00 7.42 6.91 7.23 7.28 Oskaloosa a the report cards Are in for Oskaloosa elected City officials. Although most Council members got above average scores mayor Harold Kelderman apparently did no to make the Grade. Oskaloosa sent out about 160 report cards a Keldermans idea to gauge How the Public Felt City officials were performing. Forty four cards were returned. The cards were sent to randomly selected Harold Kelderman residents from voter registration preference outside i inside Joday enjoy the weekend partly sunny. High in the 60s. Slight Chance of afternoon thundershowers. Tonight partly Cloudy. Low in the 40s. Tomorrow mostly sunny. High in the upper 60s. Details Page 10 a Astrograph. Page 15 a Calendar. 14 a classifieds 16-19 a comics. 15 a dear Abby. 15 a deaths. .10 a Etc Etera. 14 a Iowa. 5 a markets. 7 a new makers. 2 a people. .14 a record. 10 a religion. 6 a Southern Iowa .3 5 a sports. .9 11 a world. 2 conference teaches Gays to be heterosexual Salt Lake City a a conference touting therapy and a healthy male bonding As the keys to overcoming homosexuality was attacked by Gay rights activists Friday As naive and dangerous. The two Day conference a you done to have to be Gay a is sponsored by the Evergreen foundation a self described group of former homosexuals dedicated to helping others move toward heterosexuality. In addition to psychotherapy the group promotes development of athletic skills to Spur the transition. Joe Dallas a fundamentalist Chris Tian therapist told an opening session crowd of 120 that while not technically an illness homosexuality is a a symptom of inner conflict often stemming from a childhood devoid of proper male identity development. A i see homosexuality As just the red Light on the dash that says Check under the Hood something a the matter Here a said Dallas whose new creations ministry is based in Orange Calif. Members of Utah a homosexual Community condemned the notion that sexual orientation can or should be changed. Robert Austin president of the Utah aids coalition said the majority of mental health professionals agree that sexual orientation cannot be changed. He predicted that the foundations year old program would a fall on the Ash Heap of history a joining the notion that homosexuality is a mental disease a an idea rejected by the american psychiatric association in 1973. A a we be got to respect the complexity of sexual orientation a Dallas said. A but that does no to mean we can to offer Hope. I have seen firsthand that people can and do change from homosexual needs and Dallas and others in what he reluctantly called the a sex Gay movement emphasize that Faith is an important element in motivating homosexuals in the program. Indeed Evergreen president Alan Seegmiller acknowledged the majority of the groups 40-50 members Are members of the mormon Church which condemns homosexuality As a serious sin. The Church of Jesus Christ of latter Day saints while making occasional referrals to the program is not affiliated w Ith the foundation

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